Ciepłuch, Błażej and Jacob, Ricky and Mooney, Peter and Winstanley, Adam
Comparison of the accuracy of OpenStreetMap for Ireland with Google Maps and Bing Maps.
Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resuorces and Enviromental Sciences 20-23rd July 2010.
We describe a comparison of the accuracy of OpenStreetMap for Ireland with Google Maps and Bing Maps.
Five case study cities and towns are chosen for this
comparison. Each mapping system is analysed for accuracy
under three main headings: spatial coverage, currency, and
ground-truth positional accuracy. We find that while there is no clear winner amongst the three mapping platforms each
show individual differences and similarities for each of the case study locations. We believe the results described in this paper are useful for those developing Location-based services for countries such as Ireland where access to high-quality geospatial data is often prohibitively expensive or made difficult by other barriers such as lack of data or access restrictions.
||OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Bing Maps, Ireland, open spatial data
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